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Rincon Tribe throws out third of ballots in election

A third of the votes cast in the recent election for the Rincon Tribe of California were thrown out, The North County Times reports.

A total of 111 votes, out of 332, were not counted. According to the tribe's election committee, most of the disqualified ballots weren't signed properly.

But a candidate who lost a seat on the tribal council says the election was illegal. Michelle Nelson says the votes that were tossed were cast by family members who voted for her.

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Ousted Rincon council member protests tribal election (The North County Times 1/7)